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Linesville Resident Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearm Laws

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Linesville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Suzanne Ray King, 48, 15520 Hindman Road, Linesville, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in and around August 2021, King possessed three firearms while being a convicted felon. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm. In addition, one of the firearms was an illegal, unregistered sawed off shotgun.

Judge Baxter scheduled sentencing for January 9, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued King on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Molly W. Anglin is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of King.

Updated September 18, 2023

Firearms Offenses